Health and Community Services

Strategic Human Resources Management

The Social Sector Strategic Human Resource Management Division (SHRM) is one of six HR Divisions within the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The division provides a full suite of HR supports and services to departments and agencies of the Social Sector:

  • Service NL
  • Health and Community Services
  • Advanced Education and Skills
  • Education
  • Municipal Affairs
  • Fire and Emergency Services NL
  • Government Purchasing Agency
  • Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Review Board

The SHRM Division supports departments in meeting their organizational goals and objectives by providing strategic advice in five different functional areas:

  • Employee Relations
  • Organizational Development
  • Integrated Disability Management
  • Human Resource Planning
  • HR Consulting

The division collaborates with individuals, managers, and the executive branch of the departments and agencies to address the HR concerns and needs of the various entities. This may involve developing HR strategies, interpreting collective agreements, supporting positive relationships between employees and managers, providing training and development opportunities for employees, helping an individual get back to work after an illness or injury, analyzing and reporting on HR statistics within the department, liaising between departments and the central agencies involved in HR, or a number of other activities.

The HR consultants are the primary contact for managers within the Social Sector. However, for specialized advice, please contact the manager of the appropriate functional area.

Contact Information

General Inquiries

Tel: (709) 729–5750

Jeff Birmingham

HR Consultant (AES)
Tel: (709) 729–0194

Colleen Power

HR Consultant (Service NL, GPA, FES, WHSCRD)
Tel: (709) 729–5761

Stephanie Skeffington

HR Consultant (HCS, ED, MA)
Tel: (709) 729–0440

Steve Snow

Manager, Employee Relations
Tel: (709) 729–1338

Leona O’Neill

Manager, Organizational Development
Tel: (709) 729–0683

Hannah Greeley

Manager, Integrated Disability Management
Tel: (709) 729–7031

Keith Whiffen

Manager, HR Planning
Tel: (709) 729–0148

Barbara Brenton

Tel: (709) 729–5102
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